Wild Horse Tasting Room
The Wild Horse is just as you might expect, something out of a western, rustic and free spirited, just like the wild mustangs that ruled the hills. Poor soils hide a quenching water table, giving vines some work to do while they grow in the Templeton sun.
The Central Coast offers a unique ability to produce the same grape but in distinct styles. Thanks to individual meso climates and soil compositions through-out the region.
Multi-vineyard sourcing. That's what they call it. It supplies you the opportunity to sample estate grown varietals against those sourced from other vineyards in a comparative way. Quite interesting the subtle nuances one can pick up with such a tasty offering. It also allows their winemakers to let the fruit express itself.
With such emphasis on extraction, the real burden is placed on the vines to produce grapes of extreme quality. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Viognier are either in-house or sourced from vineyards spanning north to south of the Central Coast. Merlot, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon especially are vinified in Paso Robles where red Bordeaux varietals thrive in the dramatic climate.
Adorable vineyard llama's Salvador and Dolly inspire the playful allotments of exotic grapes like Malvasia Bianca and Blaufrankisch among others.
Wild Horse Reserve wines are only available at the winery. Which makes for a great excuse to join a Wine Wrangler tour and visit the breathtaking winery in Templeton. Olive groves, giant oak trees and sprawling winery carpeting the undulating hills make for a perfect afternoon.Don't leave before you've had the Pinot!